Atlantic Yards Report attended a community forum last night about rodent infestation near the arena construction site and reports that though only a “handful” of residents were in attendance, those who were there said they were concerned about rat problems continuing. A resident who lives on Pacific Street between 4th Avenue and Flatbush said “you have to walk shaking your keys” in the evening in order to ward off rodents. (In June some residents alleged that there’s a “rat tsunami” near the site.) The city maintains that blame for the infestation can’t be pinned solely on Atlantic Yards construction. A state official noted that Forest City Ratner “had not been properly disposing of trash, but had since improved performance by hiring new staff and dedicating baskets for food waste.” Meanwhile, a Forest City Ratner rep said 250 garbage cans had been given out to residents in order to try to contain waste in the area.
At Meeting on Rats, Recognition That the Multi-Faceted Problem Persists [AY Report]
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The Brooklyn Greenway is expanding to Columbia Street between Degraw and Kane, and a desolate stretch of waterfront is about to get much greener. There’s already a protected bike lane on Columbia Street, but the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is going to begin landscaping the first part of the Columbia Waterfront Park. They’re looking for enthusiastic […]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 409-417 Grand Avenue Cross Streets: Gates and Putnam Avenues Neighborhood: Clinton Hill Year Built: 1909 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Architect: John J. Petit of Kirby, Petit & Greene Other work by architect: Houses in Prospect Park South and other Victorian Flatbush neighborhoods, commissioned homes in […]
The permanent signage for Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx went up on the front on the Offerman Building at 505 Fulton Street last week. Nordstrom Rack is prepping for its opening next week on Thursday, May 1. T.J.Maxx is still “coming soon” — and it probably will be soon. We saw an ad on a bus […]